There are two main causes why a vessel may need service. There is a performance-related issue, or there has been an accident.
In the case of an accident, such as a tool falling into the tank and causing damage; surface scratches and dents can typically be repaired on-site, provided they do not go beyond minimum requirements, with mechanical polishing or hand/wand electropolishing.
The damage might be a bent agitator, or it might be damage to a side wall or baffles. We see these kinds of things all the time and we can fix them most of the time.
Depending on the size of the vessel and type of repair, Apache’s service techs may be able to make repairs on site or in some cases, tanks are shipped back to the factory. Apache can provide services including:
- Repair and replace agitator shafts
- Add agitation to a non-agitation vessel
- Refurbish outlet valves, seals, or-rings, and gaskets
- Relocate nozzles and fittings
- Replace manways
- Repair jackets (conventional, dimple, half-pipe)
- Add cooling or heating coils
- Detect and repair leaks
- Refinish product contact surfaces
- Repair sidewalls
- Change bottom head configurations
- Modify tanks, platforms, catwalks for repurposing
- Convert non-pressured vessel to pressurized (if approved by engineering)
It is important to note that any weld repairs to the ASME pressures zones on tanks, require an R-Stamp. The R-Stamp is a certification required by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessels for repair of an ASME tank or vessel.
Whether you have a critical repair or planned service, you need trained technicians who know how to maintain and refurbish pressure vessels. Our technicians are ASME certified with confined space training and have the tools and expertise to make repairs and provide consulting on underlying causes of problems to make recommendations for improvements.
Contact Josh Schladweiler, Field Services / Parts Manager to schedule service.
920-356-9900 Ask for Field Services/Parts